China has been subjecting its citizens to cruel isolation measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. According to a Daily Guardian report, Covid patients and their contacts are being forced to live in cramped metal boxes. The reported measure comes ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. China, under its ‘zero Covid’ policy, has quarantined millions of citizens.
Videos circulating on social media show the purported sites where COVID patients and their contacts are being held in metal boxes.
Millions of chinese people are living in covid quarantine camps now!
— Songpinganq (@songpinganq) January 9, 2022
The Daily Guardian report suggests that people including pregnant women, children and the elderly are being forced to isolate themselves in the crammed metal boxes even if one Omicron case is detected in their locality. The report also says that the boxes are fitted with a wooden bed and a toilet, and people might have to stay for as long as two weeks in these confined spaces.
China has been on its toes since Omicron cases have been reported in the country. It is noteworthy that China’s massive inoculation drives proved futile after major Chinese vaccines like Sinovac and Sinopharm were found to be incapable of providing effective immunity against Covid-19.